This is leading planning, estimating, and project management software. It comprises integrated and highly scalable modules for QTO, Estimating, Planning, Subcontract Management, Forecasting, Cash flow, on-site Valuations, and Earned Value Management. It puts you in control of the project from the first estimate by awarding tender and getting the final account.
- Accounting Integration
- Agile Methodologies
- Audit Trail
- Bid Management
- Bills of Material
- Budget Management
- Building Product Database
- Change Order Management
- Collaboration Tools
- Cost-to-Completion Tracking
- Customizable Templates
- Due Date Tracking
- Electrical Estimating
- Gantt/Timeline View
- Contract/License Management
- Job Costing
- Project Management
- Subcontractor Management
- Deployment: Cloud Based, Web Based, SaaS Based, Installed - Windows
- In Person
- Live Online
- Live Support
Company Name: RIB CCS
Headquarter: South Africa
Overall: I Have been in Civil Construction for more than 20 years and have been using Candy for about 15 ears. I use it every day not only for tender estimating but also for cash flows and much more. It is a great product, with great support.
Pros: Candy is by far the most user friendly program I have worked with and updates are done very often. I will never use another program for estimating tenders. You can structure it according to your needs and use your own experience to define your pricing.
Cons: I can not say anything negative about Candy, I almost want to call it perfect.
Pros: – I love having the level of information to which I can do costing, be as accessible to me as this software does it – the ability (though very very very under-utilized) to convert omney to a timeline is exciting
Cons: – the support line is geared to the average user. Not much in the wat for expert users – the inability to integrate with other big-name financial packages is a downer – a one fits all fee structure is frustrating. Because we’re not all on the same level of skill.
For us as a Civil Construction company Candy is helping us be more efficient with our time and money. To follow the process of a project with time and money is really helping us achieve our goals in a project. Doing a quick course in Candy does help a lot in understanding the program. What is also very efficient is if you priced an item once, the data is in your program and you just use the specific code to price the item. Overall I think Candy is a great Design and very effective and I will definitely recommend it to other Construction companies.
What i really enjoy about Candy is the time you save by pricing on Candy. Once your Candy is set up and running with you Master file, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Being able to load your Subcontractors on Candy and having them there is your best friend. Doing a program by using your information of your priced Bill of Quantities and being able to follow your cash flow all in one place is just brilliant and very efficient to you as Contractor, Quantity Surveyor, Site Agent and Estimator.
If you don’t have a Master File to work from and you need to build your own Master file, then it can be quite a nightmare. Getting a Master file from another construction company and changing it to your standards and way of pricing and working is the easiest way to go.
I am using Candy to do simple project management programs.
Candy is a very powerful and very user friendly project management software where so many software such as MS Project, Oracle Primavera tries to be the leader. Out of all these products I like Candy because it is very easy to handle and less complicated. Price is also lower than the Primavera.
Candy is still less popular software when compared with other project management software. But Candy is moving fast towards the bigger market. So files needs to be compatible with other management software.
Candy’s customer service is phenomenal, they offer great training sessions and constantly improve and innovate to keep the software in line with industry trends.
The software allows the user to customize a bespoke solution based any number of outcomes.
I cannot “undo” once I’ve moved off the line.